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By On June 8th, 2017

4 out of 5 teens with eating disorders go untreated

Eating disorders are frequently treated like a rare disease. Most people assume they will never know anyone living with anorexia or bulimia. The truth is they are wrong. Almost everyone in the United States knows someone who struggles with an eating disorder, but few talk about it. Even fewer seek treatment. In the US alone,…

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By On March 8th, 2017

Anorexia Rehabilitation May Need More Time To Restore The Brain

A lot of attention is paid to how anorexia affects the body, from the focus on weight to the long-term risks of organ failure or death. But, many forget that anorexia is a mental disorder first and foremost, and treatment needs to focus on the brain as much as the body. New research published in…

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By On February 20th, 2017

Eating Disorder Survivors Are Removing The Stigma Using Social Media

If you asked the average person to say the first word that pops into their mind when they think of eating disorders, they would likely answer with words like “weight” or “thin”. But, if you asked a person who has actually lived with an eating disorder, their answers may be quite different. Instead you would…

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By On December 28th, 2016

Almost Two-Thirds of People With Eating Disorders Eventually Recover

Recovering from eating disorders is typically described as a difficult journey with a high-risk for relapse, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. While recovery may be tough, almost two-thirds of all women with anorexia or bulimia eventually recover during their lifetime according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “These…

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By On December 13th, 2016

Congress Passes First Ever Bill To Direct Address Eating Disorders

For the first time in history, eating disorders have been recognized in a piece of federal legislation. Last week, Congress passed a bill called the 21st Century Cures Act, part of which is directed at improving access to treatment and increasing eating disorder prevention efforts. Current estimates suggest up to 30 million people in the…

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